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(p. 25) Risk Area 1: Home Safety 

(p. 25) Risk Area 1: Home Safety
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(p. 25) Risk Area 1: Home Safety
Author(s):

Louis D. Burgio

and Matthew J. Wynn

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190855949.003.0003
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter describes one of the five risk areas, namely, home safety. It aims to lead clinicians and caregivers through the process of ensuring personal safety for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Clinicians are given a brief list of home safety items to check, arranged by area of the home, and referenced to an Appendix of this manual where a full Home Safety Checklist can be found. When safety problems are identified through the risk assessment, clinicians can incorporate items from these lists into their Action Plans in order to promote home safety. This chapter may be revisited throughout the REACH OUT protocol as new issues related to safety are identified.

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